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NEMA Publishes Standard on low-voltage cartridge fuses.

September 20, 2013

Covering 8 classes of low-voltage cartridge fuses (G, H, J, K, L, R, T, and CC), NEMA FU 1-2012 Low Voltage Cartridge examines fuses of current-responsive element inside fuse body with contacts on both ends. These fuses are rated 600 V or less, alternating current (AC), and direct current (DC). Updates include direct current tests for photovoltaic fuses. Read More

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SPE to hold 5th European Thermoforming Parts Competition.

September 20, 2013

Scheduled for April 3–4, 2014, European Thermoforming Parts Competition will judge participants on originality, creativity, mold complexity, and technical ability. Entries with thick gauge parts will be possible in Vehicle/Automotive, Industrial, Point of Purchase/Displays, Technical Applications and Sanitary categories, while thin gauge parts will be judged in categories of Food Applications, Medical Applications, Electronical Applications, and General Packaging. Read More

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Boeing completes Mission Control Center interface test.

September 20, 2013

For first time, Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has tested communications with commercial, crew-capable spacecraft, as The Boeing Company conducted an interface test between MCC and software planned for company's CST-100 spacecraft. Boeing has partnered with NASA to develop a fully integrated crew transportation system, with its CST-100 spacecraft and United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. Read More

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World PCB Market grew 1.7% in 2012.

September 19, 2013

According to IPC's World PCB Production Report for Year 2012, world market for PCBs reached nearly $60 billion in 2012, with 1.7% real growth over 2011. Report shows Asia with 90% of world PCB production. China’s share of world production is now 42.8% and Japan is now distant second with 16%. South Korea had a great year in 2012, surpassing Taiwan and moving into third place, while United States held onto fifth place rank with just under 5% share. Read More

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BIO President will speak on Minnesota's biotech economy.

September 19, 2013

LifeScience Alley welcomes Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO, for session of insights and dialog regarding sectors of Minnesota's bioindustrial and biotechnology economies. Greenwood's perspectives will pertain to public policy environment, industry trends, and Minnesota's opportunities for success. This presentation and discussion, scheduled for September 18, 2013 from 10:00 am to noon, will take place in Cargill Building at University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. Read More

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Technology, Economics, and Electronics to converge at TMRC.

September 19, 2013

During IPC Technology Market Research Conference, Sept 25–26, industry thought leaders will present high-level look at new technologies against backdrop of domestic and global economics. Conference aims to give attendees a holistic perspective on technologies and economic forces that will shape electronics marketplace in near term. Topics such as 3-D packaging, nanotechnology, automotive technology, new materials, military markets, and China’s PCB industry will be highlighted. Read More

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AIA to Present 2013 Wings of Liberty Award to Sen Mikulski.

September 19, 2013

Aerospace Industries Association will present Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), chairwoman of Senate Appropriations Committee, with Wings of Liberty Award on September 18 in recognition of her longtime support of U.S. aerospace priorities, including national security, aviation, space exploration, and weather forecasting programs. In her commendation, AIA's Marion C. Blakey noted Mikulski's longstanding leadership on critical issues and impassioned efforts regarding sequestration cuts. Read More

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EPA and Energy Department release used vehicle fuel economy tool.

September 19, 2013

U.S. Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new label featuring EPA fuel economy estimates and CO2 estimates for used vehicles sold in the USA since 1984. Consumers may create this new label electronically as part of a new tool available on FuelEconomy.gov. While electronic graphic can be downloaded and included in online advertisements on Web, paper label may be printed and affixed to vehicle window. Read More